Services through the years

Services through the years

The first available records originate from the 1880s when we learn that an organ was bought and that there was an organist and a choir. Much has happened since then and the links below lead to pages describing the historical records of the way church servces developed, changed, came and went through the years and also of the choir, organ, organist and musicians.

Until 2016 November

St James's Church services All-age Services
Music Organists/choirmasters
The organ St James's choir
St James's Players Recitals & concerts

From 2016 November (in reverse order)

2017 October: To give thanks to God for all animals there was a highly successful pet service where pets were welcomed for a blessing. There were hymns, stories and prayers and afterwards both pets and owners enjoyed refreshments. See the photo album.

2017 April: Together at Eleven', a service created to meet especially the needs of families was launched. Everyone stayed together in church for worship, teaching and prayer.

2017 February: Bernie Whitmill started major work to restore and improve the church’s organ. Have a look at the photo album which includes pictures of the inside of the organ chamber.

2016 December: From December the occasional All-age services were sometimes held at 11.00 instead of 09.30. In addition all these services were much more child friendly being non Eucharist and often using the new overhead screen.

2016 November: Songs of Praisea service of hymns chosen by the congregation, including children, was organised by the organist Mark and proved very popular.

2016 November: Many of the sermons started to be recorded on the new sound system and then uploaded onto the website. See the page Sermons.

2016 November: The Revd Derek Winterburn became our tenth vicar on 8th November 2016. Read The Institution and Induction of the Revd Derek Winterburn and see the photo album.